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East LoI dated 2014-05-07

To Gabriel Laurel, Lillia Pelican, Emma Wreath, and the College of Heralds, Alys Blue Tyger and the heralds of the East send their warmest greetings.

It is the intent of the College of Heralds of the East to register the following items. Unless otherwise noted, the submitter has no desire for authenticity and allows any changes.

This item was on the 08-2014 LoAR

1: Æsa Sturludottir - New Name & New Device

Sable, three suns Or eclipsed gules

Submitter desires a feminine name.
No major changes.
Meaning (please contact submitter if Lokabrenna needs to be dropped) most important.

Æsa is a female given name found in Geirr Bassi, p. 17.

Sturludottir is a patronymic byname formed from the masculine given name Sturla, found with an incidence of 8 in Geirr Bassi, p. 15. Accents can be omitted from Old Norse names as long as they are omitted consistently throughout.

Submitted as Æsa Lokabrenna Sturladottir, no evidence was found supporting the use of Lokabrenna as a name element. Further, it is questionable whether this term, purportedly the Scandinavian name of the star Sirius, is a period term. With the submitter's permission, this element has been dropped. In addition, the patronymic has been corrected to Sturludottir because Sturlu is the correct genitive form of Sturla, as shown on set out on page 17 of Geirr Bassi.

The submitter allows adding/deleting a word like "de" or "the" or changing language when the change is small.


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2: An Dubhaigeainn, Barony of - New Order Name

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in March of 1993, via the East

Order of Sylvanus

Submitter has no desire as to gender.

This order name follows the pattern of Orders named after a person, identified in "Medieval Secular Order Names" by Juliana de Luna (http://heraldry.sca.org/laurel/names/order/new/). The May 2011 LoAR states that "[a] given name can be used to create an order name (one named after a founder or inspiration)." [Order of Taillefer, 5/2011 LoAR, A-Lochac].

Sylvanus is a 16th cen. English male given name found in the Family Search Historical Records:

Sylvanus Pewtres; Male; Christening; 26 Mar 1593; Radnage, Buckingham, England; Batch: C07366-1
Sylvanus Evans; Male; Christening; 20 Jan 1590; Crediton, Devon, England; Batch: C05074-1


This item was on the 08-2014 LoAR

3: Archers Ford, Shire of - New Branch Name & New Device

Azure, a fess checky Or and gules between two sheaves of arrows and a laurel wreath Or

Archers Ford a constructed placename, following the pattern of fords named after people, such as Ashford (possibly Eccel's ford), Alford (the one in Somerset is Ealdgyþ's ford), Aylesford (Ægel's ford), and Otford (Otta's ford), which are all headers in Ekwall.

In addition, the pattern of surname/family name + generic toponym as the basis for a place name is found in Juliana de Luna's "Compound Placenames in English" (www.medievalscotland.org/jes/EnglishCompoundPlacenames/).

Archer is a surname found in Bardsley p. 58 s.n. Archer dated to 1567.

Ford as a toponym is discussed in Cateline de la Mor la souriete, "A Survey of the History of English Place­names" (http://heraldry.sca.org/laurel/names/engplnam.html).

The Shire has a letter of permission to conflict with the household name "House of Archers Ford" signed by the owner of the household name.

The Shire has a letter of permission to conflict with the badge of the "House of Archers Ford," registered to Alexander Makcristyne: Azure, a fess checky Or and gules between two sheaves of arrows and an axe Or.


This item was on the 08-2014 LoAR

4: Cróebnat Fholtchaín - New Name & New Device

Argent, a chevron per chevron sable and vert between two crows sable and a tree eradicated proper

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Language (Irish) most important.
Culture (Irish) most important.

Cróebnat is an Irish female given name found in OCM s.n. Cróebnat, which states that it was the name of a female virgin saint whose feast day was 17 July.

Foltchaín is a descriptive byname meaning "[of the] Lovely Hair" found in Mari ingen Briain meic Donnchada's "Index of Names in Irish Annals" (http://medievalscotland.org/kmo/AnnalsIndex/DescriptiveBynames/Foltchain.shtml) with an Annals date of 745.

Descriptive bynames generally lenite when used by women, and this name does not fall into any of the established exceptions. "Quick and Easy Gaelic Names (3rd Ed.)," by Sharon Krossa (http://medievalscotland.org/scotnames/quickgaelicbynames/#descriptivebyname). Foltchaín becomes Fholtchaín in this name. "The Spelling of Lenited Consonants in Gaelic," by Sharon Krossa (http://medievalscotland.org/scotlang/lenition.shtml).


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5: Elizabeth of Arundel - New Name & New Device

Azure, a fox sejant contourny Or and on a chief ermine three apples gules

Submitter desires a feminine name.

Elizabeth is found in "Feminine Given Names in A Dictionary of English Surnames" by Talan Gwynek (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/reaneyAG.html) s.n. Elizabeth, with the submitted spelling dated to 1205, 1279, 1347, 1379, 1340-1450, 1437 and later.

of Arundel -- Watts s.n. Arundel gives the spelling Arondel(l) dated 1093, 1273x91, 1303; Reaney & Wilson s.n. Arundale has John de Arundel dated to 1198, and Roger de Arundel 1225. These examples support the Lingua Anglica form of Arundel.


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6: Estefania del Bosque - New Name

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Language (Spanish) most important.
Culture (Spanish) most important.

All of the elements are found in the Family Search Historical Records for Spain:

Estefania De La Trinidad; Female; Marriage; 27 Oct 1597; Diocesis De Granada, Granada, Spain; Batch: M79100-9
Estefania Roda; Female; Christening; 06 Jan 1581; San Andrés, Valladolid, Valladolid, Spain; Batch: C87100-1

Francisco Del Bosque; Male; Marriage; 25 Jan 1585; Santa Cruz, Medina De Rioseco, Valladolid, Spain; Batch: M87262-2

Family Search defaults to capitalizing prepositions like de and del regardless of whether capitalization is appropriate for the period. Examples in "16th-century Spanish Names" by Elsbeth Anne Roth (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/spanish/bynames-alpha.html) indicate that an uncapitalized del is far more likely.


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7: Everard de l'Est - New Device

OSCAR thinks the name is registered as Everard de l'Est in April of 2012, via the East.

Vert, a winged sword inverted argent and an orle ermine

Commenters in Kingdom suggested that an artist's note to make the ermine spots more distinctive might be in order.


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8: Genovefa Clerica - New Name & New Device

Per fess engrailed argent and azure, a seahorse counterchanged

Submitter desires a feminine name.
No major changes.

Genovefa is a female given name dated to "bef. 1120" in Normandy in Academy of St. Gabriel Report 3009 (http://www.panix.com/~gabriel/public-bin/showfinal.cgi?3009+0). Genovefa also appears in a Latin languge charter dated to 1195 in Archives du diocese de Chartres, Volume 7, page 30 (photocopy provided).

Clerica -- clerica appears as a Latin occupational byname for a female religious dated to the 12th century in Cartulaire de L'Abbaye de St-Georqes de Rennes (https://archive.org/details/cartulairedelabb00renn), at page 158-159 (photocopy provided). The byname is not capitalized in the original source.

As support for a female clerical occupational byname, the submitter noted that the feminine occupational term clergesse (meaning women cleric/clergy person) appears in "Occupational By-Names in the 1292 Tax Role of Paris" by Colm Dubh (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/parisbynames.html).


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9: Giomar Alicia Marquez de Valencia - New Name & New Device

Argent, on a pale azure between four fleurs-de-lys sable three cinquefoils argent

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Sound (first name starts with 'Gi-') most important.

Giomar is a female given name found s.n. Giomar in "Portuguese Names from Lisbon, 1565" by Aryanhwy merch Catmael (http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/portuguese/fem1565.html).

Alicia is a female given name found in the Family Search Historical Records:

Alicia Del Pino; Female; Death Date: 25 Jan 1631; Tonanes, Cantabria, Santander, Espana; Batch: B85177-1

The use of B Batches as documentation was approved on the January 2014 LoAR.

Double given names are found in Spanish, per Appendix A of SENA.

Marquez is a surname found in "Portuguese Names from Lisbon, 1565" by Aryanhwy merch Catmael (http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/portuguese/sur1565.html).

de Valencia is a locative byname dated to 1560 and 1574, found in "16th Century Spanish Names" by Elspeth Anne Roth (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/spanish/bynames-alpha.html).

The pattern of double bynames, where the second byname is a locative, is found in both Spanish and Portuguese, per Appendix A of SENA.


This item was on the 08-2014 LoAR

10: Grímólfr Skúlason - New Household Name

OSCAR finds the name on the East LoI of August 28, 2013 as submitted.

Spak-Hrafns hús

Meaning (wise + raven) most important.

The submitter's name was registered on the November 2013 LoAR via the East.

Recent precedent supports the pattern of Old Norse household formed from a personal name plus descriptive byname:

This pattern of using an individual's complete name (with the same byname, even) to create a place name or household name can be found in the attested Rauðabjarnarstaðir "Red-Bjorn's steads." The name Galti was used in place names, such as the 1306 Galtarudh, and examples of given name+house include the late period Aachkhuus derived from the Old Norse "Aki's house;" Palshus "Pall's house" and Siffuerhuus "Sigurð's house. The first citation is from Talan Gwynek's "Place-Names in Landnámabók"; the remainder are from O. Rygh's Norske Gaardnavne.

[Garfield av Kunningheim, Household name Rauðagalta hus, June 2013 LoAR, A-Northshield]

Spak- is a descriptive byname meaning "Wise, Gentle" found in Geirr Bassi Haraldsson, The Old Norse Name at p. 28.

Hrafn is a male personal name found in Geirr Bassi at p. 11. When used to form a household name, it should take the genitive form Hrafns.

The submitter will accept any necessary grammatical corrections.

Submitted as Spak-Hrafn hus, Spak-Hrafn needs to be put into the genitive to match the documentation for the naming pattern. The submitted also requested the addition of the accent in hús. Therefore, Blue Tyger changed the name to Spak-Hrafns hús.


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11: Gunnmarr Úlfsson - New Name

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Language (unspecified) most important.

Gunnmarr -- The Viking Answer Lady website (http://www.vikinganswerlady.com/ONMensNames.shtml) states that Gunnmarr is a male given name "[f]ound in OW.Norse as Gunnmarr. For the first element Gunn- see above. For the second element -marr see above. Runic examples include the nominative forms [kunimar] or [kuni:mar]. A short form of names in Gunn- is Gunni." In Kingdom commentary, Gunnvor Orle noted that she found Gunnmarr in Lena Peterson's Nordiskt runnamnslexikon.

Úlfsson is a patronymic byname based on Úlfr, a male given name found on page 15 of Geirr Bassi. The patronymic was created based on the rules set out on page 17 of Geirr Bassi.


This item was on the 08-2014 LoAR

12: Kára Grímsdóttir - New Name

Submitter desires a feminine name.
No major changes.
Language (Old Norse) most important.
Spelling (leave the given name alone) most important.

Kára is a female given name found on page 12 of Geirr Bassi's "The Old Norse Name."

Grímr appears as a male given name on p. 10 of Geirr Bassi.

The patronymic formed according to the rules on page 17 of Geirr Bassi


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13: Leifr Skáldason - New Name & New Device

Vert, an open book and on a chief argent an axe gules

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Language (unspecified) most important.
Culture (unspecified) most important.
Meaning (unspecified) most important.

Leif is a masculine given name found on page 13 of Geirr-Bassi.

Skáldason is a patronymic byname based on the given name Skáldi. The Viking Answer Lady states that Skáldi is "Found in Old Swedish in the Latinized form Skaldo (also found as a by-name, Skalde). Occurs in OW.Norse as the by-name Skáldi. Derived from OW.Norse skald, "skald, poet." Occurs as a personal name in the runic nominative case form skalti in U1107: "Gillaug had the stone erected in memory of her son Fastarr. Skáldi had the landmark arranged well, and Þórðr and Ádís (did?)." (http://www.vikinganswerlady.com/ONMensNames.shtml). The patronymic was constructed based on the rules set forth on page 17 of Geirr-Bassi.


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14: Mæva Refsdóttir - New Name & New Device

Per pale vert and Or, two foxes combatant counterchanged and on a chief indented sable three tankards argent

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Language (unspecified) most important.
Meaning (unspecified) most important.

Mæva is a female given name found on page 13 of Geirr-Bassi.

Refsdóttir is a patronymic byname formed from the father's name Refr according to the rules set forth on page 17 of Geirr-Bassi. Refr is found on page 14 of Geirr-Bassi.


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15: Magnus Thorfinnsson - New Name

Submitter desires a masculine name.

Magnús is a male given name found on p. 13 of Geirr Bassi's "The Old Norse Name." The submitter prefers the name without the accent, which is permitted under SENA.

Thorfinnsson is a patronymic based on Þorfinnr, a male given name found at p. 16 of Geir Bassi. The December 2010 Cover Letter permits the registration of forms using 'th' in place of 'Þ'. The patronymic was created based on the rules set out on page 17 of Geirr Bassi.


This item was on the 08-2014 LoAR

16: Maria Elena Reynosa - New Name

Submitter desires a feminine name.

Maria is a female given name found in "16th Century Spanish Names" by Elspeth Anne Roth (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/spanish/fem-given-alpha.html) dated to 1539, 1560, 1571, 1574 and 1578.

Elena is a female given name found in the Family Search Historical Records:

Elena Rucosa; Female; Marriage; 27 Nov 1577; Sant Celoni, Barcelona, Spain; Batch: M88929-3
Elena Azero; Female; Christening; 18 Aug 1565; SAN JUAN EVANGELISTA, ARRABAL DE PORTILLO, VALLADOLID, SPAIN; Batch: C87319-1

Double given names are found in Spanish per Appendix A of SENA.

Reynosa is a surname found in the Family Search Historical Records:

Joana Reynosa; Female; Christening; 23 Jun 1565; San Andrés, Valladolid, Valladolid, Spain; Batch: C87100-1
Ysabel Reynosa; Female; Marriage; 06 Mar 1570; El Salvador, Mota Del Marques, Valladolid, Spain; Batch: M87282-3


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17: Marion MacKinnon - Resub Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in July of 2013, via the East

(Fieldless) In saltire a feather argent and a key sable.

Marion's initial badge submission, (Fieldless) A sprig of blackberries inverted vert fructed sable, was returned on the July 2013 LoAR with the following explanation:

This badge is in conflict with the badge of Ingrid Elizabeth de Marksberry, (Fieldless) A slip of elderberry flowered and fructed proper, and with the badge of the Barony of Rowany, (Fieldless) Two rowan leaves conjoined vert, pendant therefrom three berries gules. In both cases there is a DC for fieldlessness. As plants are inanimate charges, they must both be considered identical types and have a distinguishable top and bottom in order to receive a DC for inverting under SENA A5G7.

This re-submission is a complete redesign.


This item was on the 08-2014 LoAR

18: Marjorie Parmentar - New Device

OSCAR finds the name on the East LoI of October 22, 2013 as submitted.

Vert, in saltire two needles threaded argent and on a chief invected Or three crosses bottony vert

The submitter's name was registered on the January 2014 LoAR via the East.


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19: Meave Squirel le Taverner - New Name

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Meaning (surnames for squirrel, tavern-keeper) most important.

Meave is an Anglicized Irish female name found s.n. Meave dated to 1584 in "Names Found in Anglicized Irish Documents," by Mari ingen Briain meic Donnchada (http://medievalscotland.org/kmo/AnglicizedIrish/Feminine.shtml).

Squirel is an English surname found in the Middle English Dictionary s.n. Squirel with the submitted spelling dated to 1327.

le Taverner is an English occupational surname found in Bardsley s.n. Taverner dated to the reign of Edward III (1327-1377).

Anglicized Irish and English are part of the same Language Group under Appendix C of SENA.


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20: Muirenn Bán - New Name

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Language (unspecified) most important.
Culture (unspecified) most important.

Muirenn is an Old and Middle Irish female given name found in "Index of Names in Irish Annals" by Mari ingen Briain meic Donnchada (http://medievalscotland.org/kmo/AnnalsIndex/Feminine/Muirenn.shtml). Mari gives Annals dates for the name of 643, 645, 649, 743, 748, 828, 829, 831, 916, 917, 918, 962, 964, 972, 977, 979.

Bán is a descriptive byname meaning "[the] White/Fair," found in Old, Middle and Early Modern Irish. Mari's "Index" gives relevant Annals dates for this name of 858 and 1052 (http://medievalscotland.org/kmo/AnnalsIndex/DescriptiveBynames/Ban.shtml).

For female descriptive bynames, the first letter generally must lenite. In this case, for pre-1200 Gaelic, 'B' lenites to 'B' and no spelling change is required.


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21: Nemania filia Huweli - New Name & New Device

Per pale vert and sable, a greyhound sejant affronty argent and in chief two oak leaves Or

Submitter desires a feminine name.

Nemania is a 5th cen. Latinized female name, found s.n. Nyfain in "Names of Women of the Brythonic North in the 5-7th Centuries," by Tangwystyl verch Morgant Glasvryn (http://www.s-gabriel.org/names/tangwystyl/brythonic/nyfain.html). Nemania has previously been ruled to be registerable. [Nemania Brigans, LoAR 05/2007, An Tir-A].

The byname is based on "The First Thousand Years of British Names," by Tangwystyl verch Morgant Glasvryn (http://www.s-gabriel.org/names/tangwystyl/british1000/part2.html#oldwelsh1), which gives the pattern filia + [genitive form of the father's name] for female names.

Huweli is the probable genitive form of the Old Welsh masculine name Huwel, which is found in the Llandav Charters, according to Tangwystl's article (http://www.s-gabriel.org/names/tangwystyl/british1000/appendix4_5.html#app4). Tangwystl states that the names compiled in this list are from the 6th through 10th centuries. (http://www.s-gabriel.org/names/tangwystyl/british1000/part2.html#oldwelsh1).

Kingdom commentary questioned whether the greyhound was "too trian." Blue Tyger believes this is a call best made by Wreath.


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22: Oissíne Cú mac Ciarmaicc - New Name & New Device

Argent, a fess raguly azure between a ship sable and a wolf statant gules

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Language (Old Irish) most important.
Culture (Old irish) most important.

Oissíne is a Old and Middle Irish male given name found in Mari ingen Briain meic Donnchada's "Index of Names in Irish Annals" (http://medievalscotland.org/kmo/AnnalsIndex/Masculine/Oissine.shtml) with relevant Annals dates of 651, 652, 654, 685, 686, 687, 688, 699, 704, 706 and 779.

is a descriptive byname meaning "wolf, hound" also found in Mari's Index (http://medievalscotland.org/kmo/AnnalsIndex/DescriptiveBynames/Cu.shtml) with relevant Annals dates of 597, 600, 602, 604.

Ciarmaicc is the genitive form of the Old and Middle Irish male given name Ciarmacc, found in Mari's "Index" (http://medievalscotland.org/kmo/AnnalsIndex/Masculine/Ciarmacc.shtml), with relevant Annals dates of 901, 906, 959, 967, 969.


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23: Osmond de Berwic - New Household Name & New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in May of 2004, via the East

House de Berwic

Per pale wavy gules and Or, a bear salient Or and a tower azure

House -- The Middle English Dictionary s.n. hous dates the spelling of house to c. 1300 and later.

An example of the pattern House of [place name] can be found in the Middle English Dictionary s.n. ben (v.): (1464) "Bothe kynges buthe descended of the house of Lancastre." The submitter would prefer de Berwic rather than of Berwic, if possible.

Berwic is a place name dated to 1220 in the Middle English Dictionary s.n. ber(e)-wik.

Correction (2014-May-14 21:05:42): In data entry, we missed that the badge is to be jointly owned with Mariot de Berwic (May 2004, East).

Correction (2014-May-14 21:05:54): In data entry, we missed that the badge is to be jointly owned with Mariot de Berwic (May 2004, East).

Correction (2014-May-14 21:05:14): In data entry, we missed that the badge is to be jointly owned with Mariot de Berwic (May 2004, East).


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24: Raffaella Mascolo - New Alternate Name

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in October of 2006, via the East

Joysy Divill

Joysy is a surname found in R&W, s.n. Joyce, dated 1533. 16th century English surnames can be used as given names [Alton of Grimfells, Apr. 2010, A-East; Sept. 2012 Cover Letter].

Divill is a surname found in R&W s.n. Davall dated to 1553.

The East loves its silly alternate names.


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25: Raffaella Mascolo - New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in October of 2006, via the East

(Fieldless) A crescent gules conjoined to and sustaining a fishhook in base sable

The updated Pictorial Dictionary (http://mistholme.com/dictionary/fishhook/) states:

A fishhook is a metal wire, barbed and bent into a U, cast at the end of a line to catch fish. It is a period charge: an early version is found in the arms of von Born, c.1370 [Gelre 41v], and later in the arms of von Angelloch, 1605 [Siebmacher 125] and Medvile, 1610 [Guillim1 220].

The fishhook is palewise, couped end to chief and barb to dexter, by default.

If the fishhook is considered maintained, then this badge would conflict with the badge of Saher de Wahull (May 2006, Caid): (Fieldless) A crescent gules. However, based on the relative visual weight of the two charges, Blue Tyger concluded that the fishhook is a sustained secondary that counts for conflicts checks. [Feb. 2012 Cover Letter].


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26: Remy le Bastard - New Name

Submitter desires a masculine name.
No changes.

Remy is a male given name appearing in "Names from Artois, 1601" by Aryanhwy merch Catmael (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/french/1601masc.html).

le Bastard -- le Bastard appears as a description of a person at p. 146 of the Chronique of Enguerrand de Monstrelet published in 1595. (http://books.google.com/books?id=tLFBAx3Hh0MC&dq=Remy%20%22le%20bastard%22&hl=fr&pg=RA3-PA146-IA1#v= onepage&q=Remy%20%22le%20bastard%22&f=false). In addition, le bastard appears as a description in La Chronique des roys de France, puis Pharamond jusques au roy Henry, second du nom, selon la computation des ans, jusques en l'an mil cinq cens quarante et neuf, published in 1550. (http://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/bpt6k6386690g/f159.image).


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27: Robin atte Longewode - New Name & New Device

Or, a fess sable between six martlets vert.

Language (Middle English (14th - 15th cen.)) most important.
Culture (Middle English (14th - 15th cen.)) most important.
Spelling ('Robin') most important.

Robin -- Robyn is found as a personal name in the Middle English Dictionary s.n. Robin dated to 1400, 1425, 1500 and 1532. 'i' and 'y' were used interchangeably in Middle English.

atte is used as a locative marker in English per Appendix A of SENA.

Longewode is a constructed place name from the elements Longe- and -wode.

The element Longe- as part of place names is found in the Middle English Dictionary s.n. long (adj.(1)):

le Longeporche (1373)
le longemere (1393)
Longeboxstede (1393)
le Longemydewe (1397)
longedenysforlonge (a1475)

The element -wode as part of place names is also found in the MED s.n. wode (n.(2)):

Churlewode (1330)
Cholmondestonwode (1347)
Campwode (1380)
Quenewode (1475)
whychewode (1475)


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28: Sewolt Belßner - New Name

Submitter desires a masculine name.
No changes.

Sewolt is a male given name appearing in "German Names from Nürnberg, 1497" by Aryanhwy merch Catmael (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/german/nurnberg1497.html).

Belßner is a surname appearing in the same article (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/german/surnamesnurn.html).

The submitter does not allow the creation of a holding name.


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29: Sitt al-Gharb ha-nigret Khazariyya - New Device

OSCAR finds the name on the East LoI of August 28, 2013 as submitted.

Quarterly argent and purpure, a winged monkey segreant Or and on a chief embattled sable three crescents Or

The submitter's name was registered on the November 2013 LoAR.

While a flying monkey combined with a name meaning "Lady of the West" could be an allusion to the Wicked Witch of the West of Wizard of Oz fame, precedent permits a single allusion to a legendary or literary figure in a name and armory combination. [Rhiannon de Carreg Cennen, March 2007, A-East].

Correction (2014-May-14 21:05:21): The name was registered on the November 2013 LoAR as Sitt al-Gharb ha-niqret Khazariyya


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30: Vettorio Antonello - New Device

OSCAR finds the name on the East LoI of April 28, 2014 as submitted.

Per pale sable and bendy sinister Or and gules, a raven counterchanged

Commenters questioned whether this design violates the contrast requirements of SENA. In 2000, the device of Randwulf aet Blacwulveslea, Per pale checky argent and vert and sable, a wolf rampant counterchanged, was returned for lack of contrast under the RfS. [Randwulf aet Blacwulveslea, 10/00, R-Trimaris]. Like Vettorio's device, Randwulf's contained both a field and a charge each divided so that half was a solid color and half was evenly divided between color and metal, creating armory with a charge that was 75% color and a field that was 75% color. The October 2000 Cover Letter explained:

A check on period examples was of only limited help. [Elsbeth Laurel] found no examples like Randwulf's: fields multiply divided rarely have central charges over them. [Elsbeth Laurel] did, however, find examples where either the charge or the field contained a metal or color combined with a neutral tincture (usually gules and vair). Examples are listed below:

From Foster, Dictionary of Heraldry:

Gules, three pallets vair, a chief Or (Castellan of Bloys, also found in Gelre)
Barry vair and gules, a bend Or (Thomas de Courcy)
Lozengy gules and vair, a canton Or (Auncell de Guise)
Or, three escutcheons bendy vair and gules (Warren de Munchensi)

From Seibmacher, Wappenbuch:

Checky gules, sable, and argent, a canton Or (Hoheneck, f.35)
Per bend wavy Or and bendy wavy argent and azure, a wolf rampant contourny azure, crowned gules (Wolffurt, f.117)
Per fess argent and bendy argent and sable, a fess Or (Reckin, f. 171)
Per fess Or and bendy sinister gules and argent, on a fess argent a lion passant contourny gules, in chief an eagle sable (Sebergüntz, f.204)

From Wappenrolle von Zurich:

Per fess checky argent and gules and gules, a fess Or (Schönenstein (Strip II front page 9))

From Riquier, Heráldica Castellana:

Argent, a lion barry gules and countercompony argent and azure

While there were not enough examples to make a conclusive decision solely from them, particularly as several examples are cadenced version of more standard arms, it is notable that most of examples the three-quarters dark field or charge was combined with metal. There were two examples combining three-quarters light fields with light ordinaries. These examples were found in late-period German armory, which has more examples than most other sources of cases violating the standard rules of contrast; furthermore the low contrast charge was an ordinary in both cases.

These examples are not sufficient to draw conclusions about period practice. However, they do not refute the most obvious interpretation of the rules: that a charge or field that is primarily (that is, at least two thirds) a metal should be considered equivalent to a metal and a charge or field that is primarily a color should be considered equivalent to a color. This means that Randwulf's device is color-on-color and must be returned.

Note that this holds even though each half has arguably acceptable contrast.

While this precedent would otherwise compel the return of this device, we have learned a great deal more about period armory than we knew in October 2000. Therefore, Blue Tyger opted to send this device forward for additional commentary and consideration based on the College's current knowlege of period armorial practices.


This item was on the 08-2014 LoAR

31: Violet Hughes - New Name

Submitter desires a feminine name.
No major changes.
Sound (unspecified) most important.

Violet is a female given name found in "Names of Women Mentioned in the Perth Guildry Book 1463-1598" by Aryanhwy merch Catmael (http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/scots/perth.html), dated to 1545, 1546, 1547, 1547, 1550, 1552, 1554, 1559, 1568, 1576, 1582, 1582 and 1587.

Hughes is a surname found in "Index of Names in the 1541 Subsidy Roll of London" by Aryanhwy merch Catmael (http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/english/london1541.html) dated to 1541.


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32: Yehuda ben Moshe - New Blanket Permission to Conflict

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in April of 2013, via the East

(Fieldless) A sheaf of straight trumpets Or

I, [redacted], known in the SCA as Yehuda ben Moshe, waive the full protection of my registered armory "(Fieldless) A sheaf of straight trumpets Or." I grant permission to any future submitter to register armory that is not identical to my registered armory. I understand that this permission can be withdrawn by written notice to the Laurel Sovereign of Arms, but that conflicting items registered while it is in force will remain registered.

This blanket permission was submitted electronically, but Blue Tyger was able to confirm and attest that it was submitted by Yehuda ben Moshe.

The badge (Fieldless) A sheaf of straight trumpets Or was registered to Yehuda ben Moshe in September 2013 via the East.


This item was on the 08-2014 LoAR

33: Yehuda ben Moshe - New Blanket Permission to Conflict

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in April of 2013, via the East

Leone di Moise

I, [redacted], known in the SCA as Yehuda ben Moshe, waive the full protection of my registered name "Leone di Moise". I grant permission to any future submitter to register a name that is not identical to my registered name. I understand that this permission can be withdrawn by written notice to the Laurel Sovereign of Arms, but that conflicting items registered while it is in force will remain registered.

This blanket permission was submitted electronically, but Blue Tyger was able to confirm and attest that it was submitted by Yehuda ben Moshe.


This item was on the 08-2014 LoAR

34: Yehuda ben Moshe - New Blanket Permission to Conflict

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in April of 2013, via the East

Per bend sinister sable and argent, a spur rowel Or and two smith's hammers in saltire proper

I, [redacted], known in the SCA as Yehuda ben Moshe, waive the full protection of my registered armory "Per bend sinister sable and argent, a spur rowel Or and two smith's hammers in saltire proper." I grant permission to any future submitter to register armory that is at least one countable step different from my registered armory. I understand that this permission can be withdrawn by written notice to the Laurel Sovereign of Arms, but that conflicting items registered while it is in force will remain registered.

The badge Per bend sinister sable and argent, a spur rowel Or and two smith's hammers in saltire proper appears on the East's March 2014 xLoI.

This blanket permission was submitted electronically, but Blue Tyger was able to confirm and attest that it was submitted by Yehuda ben Moshe.


This item was on the 08-2014 LoAR

35: Yehuda ben Moshe - New Blanket Permission to Conflict

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in April of 2013, via the East

Per bend sinister sable and argent, two lions counterchanged

I, [redacted], known in the SCA as Yehuda ben Moshe, waive the full protection of my registered armory "Per bend sinister sable and argent, two lions counterchanged." I grant permission to any future submitter to register armory that is at least one countable step different from my registered armory. I understand that this permission can be withdrawn by written notice to the Laurel Sovereign of Arms, but that conflicting items registered while it is in force will remain registered.

This blanket permission was submitted electronically, but Blue Tyger was able to confirm and attest that it was submitted by Yehuda ben Moshe.

The arms Per bend sinister sable and argent, two lions counterchanged were registered to Yehuda ben Moshe in April 2013 via the East.


This item was on the 08-2014 LoAR

36: Yehuda ben Moshe - New Blanket Permission to Conflict

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in April of 2013, via the East

I, [redacted], known in the SCA as Yehuda ben Moshe, waive the full protection of my registered name "Yehuda ben Moshe". I grant permission to any future submitter to register a name that is not identical to my registered name. I understand that this permission can be withdrawn by written notice to the Laurel Sovereign of Arms, but that conflicting items registered while it is in force will remain registered.

This blanket permission was submitted electronically, but Blue Tyger was able to confirm and attest that it was submitted by Yehuda ben Moshe.


This item was on the 08-2014 LoAR

37: Yehuda ben Moshe - New Heraldic Will

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in April of 2013, via the East

I, [redacted], known in the Society for Creative Anachronism, Incorporated (SCA) as Yehuda ben Moshe, wish to make the following determinations to my name(s) and/or armory upon my death as below:

Transfer to [redacted], known in the SCA Caitilin inghean mhic Ruadhain, any and all names and armory registered to me in the SCA.

In the event that she predeceases me, or is unable or unwilling to accept transfer, I transfer to [redacted], known in the SCA as Kenneth the Red, any and all names and armory registered to me in the SCA.

In the event that both of them predecease me, or are unable or unwilling to accept transfer, I transfer to Brigantia Principal Herald any and all names and armory registered to me in the SCA.

This heraldic will was submitted electronically, but Blue Tyger was able to confirm and attest that it was submitted by Yehuda ben Moshe.



OSCAR counts 20 New Names, 1 New Alternate Name, 2 New Household Names, 1 New Order Name, 1 New Branch Name, 15 New Devices and 2 New Badges. These 42 items are chargeable, Laurel should receive $126 for them. OSCAR counts 1 Resub Badge. This item is not chargeable. OSCAR counts 5 Blanket Permissions to Conflict and 1 Heraldic Will. These 6 items may or may not require payment. There are a total of 49 items submitted on this letter.

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